Donald Simpson Centre funding withdrawal

This week’s mailbag zeros in on the need to reinstate funding for Donald Simpson Centre; corruption watchdogs and a better community model for dealing with corruption and property development. Donald Simpson Centre I am writing to express my concern about the withdrawal of funding by the Council to the Donald Simpson Centre. If funding is […]

Don’t take Toondah treasures from us

When Walker Group’s revised Toondah Harbour project plan was made public the Federal Government got 1,419 submissions, all except eight opposing proposed development plans. One of the many submissions opposing the project was a joint effort by three members of a family concerned about environmental destruction. Here’s what they had to say. Submission (FOI 170172 […]

Education and health care on Council agenda

Strategies and action plans for two key sectors of the Redlands economy will be discussed by Redland City Council at its next meeting on Wednesday 6 September. We also review matters from the previous meeting including the revelation that Council is working on an “alternative” masterplan for the Weinam Creek Priority Development Area. Education and […]

Branding and planning questioned by residents

Council’s efforts in branding the Redlands attract comment from residents. Others write about subdivision design and commercial development which will impact on people and their lifestyle. If you have something to say, send an email to: theeditor@redlands2030.net “A Tale of Two Cities” Contrary to the belief of some, Logan City is forging a brand quite […]

Help us get information on Toondah Harbour

Redlands2030 is seeking community support in finding out why Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg didn’t declare Walker Group’s proposed Toondah dredging project to be “clearly unacceptable”. Environmental impacts of Walker Group’s proposed Toondah Harbour dredging project will be assessed under Federal environment laws following a decision by Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg on 8 June 2017. Freedom […]

Dealing with violence in the Redlands

Redland City Councillors will consider asking the Local Government Association of Queensland to provide leadership in preventing domestic and family violence in various ways including: influencing social norms for more equal relationships between men and women and championing ‘whole of community’ approaches to raising awareness and responding to opportunities to promote respectful relationships In State […]

No need for mainland Rural Fire Brigade

A comprehensive report by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), presented formally to Council on 26 July made many recommendations but did not suggest the need for establishment of a Rural Fire Brigade (RFB) for mainland Redland City. In a letter dated 21 July (but only recently made publicly available) the QFES Commissioner advised Mayor […]

Redland’s Biggest ‘PHISHING’ Trip with Laming

We have collectively been showered by yet another of Andrew Laming’s expensive and self-serving ‘surveys’, which he touts as “Redland’s Biggest”. As if size trumps value/integrity!  (“Never mind the quality, feel the width…,” as the old vaudeville line goes.) This latest in an unfortunate series of Laming’s amateurish and dubious data-gathering exercises is foisted on us […]

Community values and the Commonwealth land

Future use of the Commonwealth land in Birkdale, management of community radio station Bay FM and the need for better mentoring of our future political leaders are discussed in letters to Redlands2030. If you have something to say, send an email to theeditor@redlands2030.net Commonwealth lands at Birkdale Andrew Laming MP has been discussing the future […]

Organisation restructure on Council agenda

Redland City Council will discuss two industrially sensitive issues in closed session at its next meeting on Wednesday 9 August: Provision of Council services Proposed changes to the organisational structure for Redland City Council The only other matters on the agenda are routine reports, for noting. At the previous meeting on 26 July Council discussed […]

Gold Coast Spit saved – what about Toondah?

The Palaszczuk Government has terminated the proposed ASF development on the Gold Coast Spit and will move forward with a community-led master plan. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the decision was based on ensuring the best long term solution for the Gold Coast. “Like many Queenslanders, I have enjoyed visiting the Spit for decades,” Ms Palaszczuk […]

Toondah Harbour proposal is all wrong

The proposed Toondah Harbour project and overall lack of community input into planning continue to be of major concern to many as shown in these letters to the Editor. If you have something to say about anything, send an email to: theeditor@redlands2030.net Protect our spectacular natural environment Please, please, local government, think! We are blessed […]

Council fails to provide enough sports fields

Redlands doesn’t have enough sports fields to meet community needs with a shortfall of 100 hectares likely to get worse due to population growth over the next decade. Land recently purchased by the Council in Mount Cotton for $7 million may not help in the short term. Only horse riding facilities are catered for in […]

Car park food market back on Council agenda

Changes to the licence for Chefs Inc. to run a food market in the Cleveland Library car park for up to ten years will be discussed by Redland City Council at it’s next meeting on Wednesday 12 July. The discussion is scheduled to be in closed session without media or the public present. In August […]

Planning and development inquiry needed

Investigations have found that $1.7 Billion is siphoned from Queensland’s public purse each year by “mates” involved in the property development industry. Have your say by calling for an inquiry into Queensland’s planning and development industry. Recently, Redlands2030 invited  Dr Cameron Murray to launch his book “Game of Mates: How favours Bleed the Nation”. “Our […]